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Wednesday, 7 March 2012

More stampin' up creations

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What can I say I just can't stop playing with these stampin' up sets. This first one is a mans birthday card. I always struggle with mens cards but I am quite happy with this one and it was mega quick to do. I used soft suede to ink around the card and the sentiment. The sentiment it's self is from the Happiest Birthday wishes set. I stamped it in momento black. The paper is from an old set that I can not remember the name of. I used a stampin' up scalloped trim border punch then added pearls to it.

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Anything Goes - Boys to men
Creative Craft - Boys will be boys

For this second card I have used a new technique for me which is coulouring parts of the stamp in different colours. I had tried it before with various other companies markers but never got a good result. For this card I used stampin' up markers which not only match their ink pads perfectly but also worked so well this could turn into my new favourite technique. I thought they might dry out before I had finished colouring as that was what had happened to me in the past but these are amazing. The colours I used for this one are pear pizzazz and poppy parade I brought them as the whole set as it works out cheaper and I can see that I am going to have to get them all :D The pens have a brush end that I used for the stamp and a thin end that I used to draw the stitching around the image. I also slightly decoupaged the image just to make it more 3D. The stamp set I have used for this card is Fresh Vintage that you can get free if you spend £45 or more which I think is a total bargain.

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Top tip tuesday - Stitching

If you want to get any of the stampin' up stuff if you order through me you will only have to pay £1 postage rather than the normal £4.95. Also at the moment until the 31st of March if you spend more than £45 you get a free Sale - a - bration stamp set of your choice. I will get it ordered for you and post it out to you. For a little bit more I can even send it to you if you live outside of the UK.

If you want to have a look at the current Stampin' Up catalogues you can see them all HERE


Elaine Stark said...

A lovely card. great colours and nice delicate flowers and background. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Lau W said...

Oh ! very nice creations ! wow !

emma mitchell said...

What a fab card for a man ,stunning.
Thanks for sharing it with us at anything goes challenge blog
Emma xx

cheryl said...

this is one brilliant card just love that image and all the super detail,bless you for playing at Creative Craft Challenge this week hugs Cherylxxxxx

Christine L said...

Brilliant male card.... not too fancy so just right for a lot of men I know!

Thanks for joining in the challenge at Anything Goes - hope to see you again soon..

Christine x

Bettina L. said...

Wow I love the CAS design with the flower, touch of red and faux stitching. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday this week and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Annette said...

2 beautiful cards here. Thanks for playing along with our stitches challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

Unknown said...

This is lovely Amy a nice classy card Hugs Elaine

dragonllew said...

Great card love the colours thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge this time and good luck.
Jenny x

Tamara Morton said...

Stunning creation, beautifully designed. Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge blog.

Some of my jewellery

I keep getting asked about my jewellery so I am going to put this slide show on here so people can see it easily. Please see above for my normal blog which has turned out to be mainly cards.